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Blank Manuskript


Symphonic Prog

3.68 | 52 ratings

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4 stars BLANK MANUSKRIPT is an Austrian group started composing in 2007, here finalizing his third opus. The title means "beautiful mountain", written in the Czech eponymous village, telling him the album of hard human condition at the time of the company; each title will try to transcribe sound, music that fact. This group is extraordinary, a laboratory group, say it away with symphony connections, atmospheres in healthy climate all torn riffs from brass by moment and decorated with psychedelic sounds, dense polyphonic structures in the key; BLANK Manuskript does well to art-rock and produced here a concept album in all its forms; References ginned during the critical pieces are only partial and fleeting, the own group is too complex to be hung just a former group label even if it is worth its weight in gold. Note also the art-baroque side to her makeup and work effort of his scene. Slip us in its pleasures, it's gone.

« Overture » débute par un air-trip (titre musical avec plein de souvenirs qui suintent, excusez ça vient de moi!) flirtant dangereusement avec la grande période psyché des PINK FLOYD, l'orgue tenant la dragée haute à la batterie, l'air de la guitare sombre, puis l'arpège de piano amenant un air solennel du plus bel effet et les réminiscences musicales atteignent leur paroxysme avec l'apport du sax et une pointe du KING CRIMSON; la voix arrive douce pour calmer un peu les similitudes; « F?tus » enchaîne par une intro déroutante sombre, jouant sur l'enregistrement; on se croirait retourné dans le passé avec une bande coincée dans le magnétophone! On peut aussi imaginer tout simplement le son provenant de l'intérieur! La montée en crescendo symbolise la sortie difficile de l'accouchement, un titre onirique, intimiste et expulsif. « Achluphobia » ,3e titre enchaîné, vient jouer sur les peurs et autres terreurs que l'enfant que nous sommes avons pu vivre; l'ambiance est purement jazz-fusion intimiste avec une touche Canterbury, on est à la limite de l'expérimental comme aux grandes heures du prog des 70's, KING CRIMSON et PINK FLOYD ne sont pas loin, j'ai même cru entendre un peu d'AL DI MEOLA; la dernière partie de cette pièce vaut le détour pour l'air de toute beauté qui s'en dégage, ça monte en volume, en intensité, Steve WILSON aimerait à mon sens; les 3 dernières minutes sont dangereuses pour l'air qui s'en dégage et risque de rester dans votre tête; une pièce à réécouter pour parvenir à la dompter un petit peu, une pièce progressiste majeure que les puristes des 70s vont faire tourner en boucle. « Pressure of Pride » avec son saxo limite doux- discordant vient indiquer la colère, l'insatisfaction d'essayer de se faufiler dans la vie active; clin d'?il à mon avis sur PANZERBALLETT.

"Shared Isolation" for the second part of the album and one of the problems of our society, communication or rather lack direct and isolation, a confusing title by its convolutions between GENESIS HACKETT and KING CRIMSON, it goes on the rock opera "Starmania" (according to my wife that I had promised myself to include chronic, personally I saw more of the FRO French series "Vidocq" as what music can travel far! ) musical part and a search arpeggio fruity guitar, synth strings dark and saturated vintage discordant and climate spacerock "Meddle" and "Atom heart mother"; sound from the bowels of the artists who manage to bring out the dinosaurs melodies buried in their gray substances in the impregnating their personal emotions. "Alone at the Institution" arrives at that moment, a little Japanese ambiance, festive jazz on Panzerballett connotation to me, and gypsy jazz, jazz hat, more complicated as personally when you know my aversion to the brass! This is incisive, aggressive, I can do nothing, even if it is supposed to represent the struggle to fight against loneliness. Part 2 with a pompous air limit, bombastic, calmer, spleen refers to the KING CRIMSON somewhere, guitar and voice then combine perfectly. "Silent Departure" to a ballad, a rhyme violin that does the most good. "The Last Journey" as a hymn to life with choirs, enjoyable pace, furious, mixing a tune I think back on "The Fountain of Salmacis" at times; a musical soaring as defining the flight to the beyond that we have to cross alone. The end also brings me to the magical notes and intense as Mike OLDFIELD on "Hergest Ridge" I put in crib to sleep my little angels, a sign that reminds me of his cult film "2001 Space Odyssey" after life, there may be something else, even up there.

To put a few words, I would say in the end that these five musicians came to create this album with a new concept to swallow music before, to digest it, then spit it out on a partition in order to play in the transformed notes. This allows you to listen to a new sound with bits of old sounds without there being too much resemblance or "copy / paste. This also helps to unify a major musical movements remaining in the background, jazz, with rock out to this innovative album.

alainPP | 4/5 |


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